Blue Water College Access Network
St. Clair County's College Resource | January 2022
College Knowledge for EVERYONE
Welcome to your resource for planning, preparing, and going to college after high school. Blue Water College Access Network is here to provide information and opportunities that will ensure you graduate confidently prepared, with plans for career and college beyond high school. Whether you choose to go on to earn a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, or an industry credential, we can help you get there!
Each month, we will publish a newsletter to keep you on track, informed, and engaged in college activities provided by organizations across the county. To subscribe to the newsletter, submit your email address using this form. Past editions of the newsletter can be found at bwcan.org. Contact Nick Beaudry with any questions you might have at email@example.com.
Our College Stories
How do you plan, prepare, and pay for college? Local grads will tell you how!
In this month's newsletter, we introduce Jessica Christy and listen to grads talk about the people who helped them prepare for college.
Winter 2022 Webinar Series
We are now accepting scholarship applications for the Community Foundation of St. Clair County. Deadline to apply is March 13. More information here: https://www.stclairfoundation.org/scholarships/
Our friends at Athletic Factory are also hosting FAFSA/TIP Workshops on Jan. 29, Feb. 19 and Feb. 26 from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brandon Wardlow will be on site at 1517 10th Street in Port Huron to assist students with completing their paperwork. (More info available in the attached graphic).
MCAN Launches Michigan ECHO Scholarship
Inspired by the Futures for Frontliners scholarship program, MCAN is proud to announce the Michigan Equity, Courage, Hope, and Opportunity Scholarship. The MI ECHO scholarship provides a tuition-free pathway to an associate degree or certificate for frontline workers who are excluded from most traditional federal financial aid. This includes, but is not limited to, individuals who are:
- Recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
- Granted Temporary Protected Status.
- Classified as Special Immigrant Juveniles.
Scholarship Available for High School Seniors
Apply by March 4, 2022
View Class of 2021 scholarship winners here.
Colleges with Free Applications 2021-22
Military Careers and Opportunities Training (ACES) - School Counselor Military Options
On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, The U.S. Army Recruiting Command (Great Lakes Battalion) will host a 5 - hour training event for educators, administrators and community partners from 8:50 a.m. – 3:10 p.m. at the AIS Equipment Construction Corporation and Training Center, 3600 North Grand River Avenue, 2nd Floor Classroom, Lansing, MI 48906.
This event is designed to provide five hours of state continuing education credits to secondary and postsecondary educators, community partners, counselors, administrators, professors and members of the various statewide education organizations in Michigan. The training will showcase the military and the numerous work-based learning programs, benefits, and career opportunities that the today's military can provide to Michigan students.
R.S.V.P. by February 10, 2022.
Please click the link and RSVP today: https://einvitations.afit.edu/inv/anim.cfm?i=627146&k=046345087F51.
Military Career Course - Michigan Department of Education
Explore Military Career Options
Are you interested in learning about the career opportunities for students who are considering joining the military? Earn 5 State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) by exploring Military Career options! Visit Military Course Directions (michigan.gov) for further details!
Michigan Association for College Admission Counseling (MACAC) Annual Conference 2022
March 10-11, 2022
2022 MACAC Annual Conference: "Reunite, Rejuvenate, Refocus" at the Royal Park Hotel in Rochester
MACAC looks forward to bringing high school counselors and college admissions professionals together for reconnection, networking, professional development, and an opportunity to renew our focus as we guide students in the school-to-postsecondary transition and help the State of Michigan meet the goal of Sixty by 30!
Xello and MCAN Professional Development Webinar Series
Michigan College Access Network is proud to partner with Xello to host a new series of professional development webinars for K-12 educators in Michigan. Together with Xello, a modern college, career, and future readiness software, we are excited to offer this opportunity to our network.
Starting in October, we will be co-hosting a free 8-part monthly webinar series that will focus on timely topics like how to address disrupted learning and how to use your limited time to best serve students applying for college. You don't need to commit to the whole series; register for the topics that fit your interests and schedule. Earn SCECHs while learning how to use Xello to meet Michigan's Career Development Program requirements and help your students build their Educational Development Plans.